Jerry & Emily 6 Days


MAR 2022








Why this photo tour

Many travelers discover the Caribbean coast of Colombia, but few have the chance to have an authentic experience in a traditional Kogui village. In this trip, you will have the chance to travel through territories closed to tourism for decades, and share authentic experiences in a Kogui community.


Photo opportunities


Hiking on ancestral Tayronas trails


Immersion & experience with Koguis families


Breathtaking sunrises


The chance to document traditional Koguis activities


A unique meeting with the Mamo, the village shaman


The epic landscapes and the view of the snow-covered Pic Colon and Bolivar

day by day

Detailed itinerary

minca mundo nuevo sierra nevada de santa marta colombia


Barranquilla to Minca

Meet at the airport lobby, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. (2h40min) Arrival at your charming hotel, installation. First, we will start with a dinner to get acquainted. Tristan will hold a briefing with presentation of the trip.

  • 1h45
  • Mundo Nuevo
  • 2h30
  • L,D
minca mundo nuevo colombia



This morning Tristan will accompany you to the Awindua project which began with the construction of Wiwa indigenous houses as found in their native villages. A truly unique experience and one of the highlights of our tour, this trip allows us to learn a lot. We’ll meet a Wiwa family and have access to the village, including. Back at the Mundo Nuevo hotel, meet at the most beautiful viewpoint in the region for sunset landscapes. After dinner will be an optional night photography workshop conducted by Tristan.

  • B, L, D
  • Mundo Nuevo
  • 3h
  • 1h30
Photo Tour Kogui Village


Kogi Village

Early departure from Minca to a small settlement in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which will be our starting point Meeting with our Kogui guide. We’ll start the 2h30 trek to the indigenous village. Arrival to the village and meeting with our hosts. Installation of the hammocks and lunch. Visit of the village and local activities. Cooking with our hosts. Night and rest.

  • 1h45
  • Hammock
  • 2h30
  • B, L,D
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Kogi Village & Camarones

This morning we will witness an epic sunrise with a magnificent view of the indigenous Kogui village. If we are lucky there will be a little bit of mist to give more atmosphere to our pictures. After a local Kogui breakfast, we will head to a refreshing bath at the river, and enjoy the waterfalls. Before lunch, we’ll participate to a trapiche activity, which consist in processing the sugar cane. It will already be time to say goodbye to the family. Hike 2h. Lunch in the settlement and Transfer back in 4×4 and head to Camarones. And to finish this day in beauty, we will say goodbye to the sun accompanied by a wayuu Yonna Dance Ceremony. Dinner in a Wayuu ranch.

  • 3h (1h Off Road)
  • Hotel Mar Azul
  • B, L,D
Barlovento sierra nevada de santa marta


Wayuu Dances & Barlovento

Wake to catch elegant pink flamingos at sunrise, with the snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in background. With the beautiful morning light, we may also have a chance to photograph other endemic species such as the white-whiskered spinetail, Tocuyo sparrows, etc. When the light gets too harsh we’’ll have breakfast and departure head up to a short visit of the village of Camarones. Lunch and head to Barlovento for an epic Sunset

  • 3h
  • Maloka Barlovento
  • B,L,D
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Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta

This morning highlights another exclusive destination unknown to tourism, and only to the rare photographer. It’s so pristine in its authenticity we are hesitant to name it directly. Suffice to say it’s a fishing village on the water of a massive lagoon full of beautiful seabirds. We take a private boat first to the mangroves, then to the floating village to see the fisherman at work. Since this is a weekday and school will be in session we will also visit the kids in class which is adorable good fun. Afro inspired Palafitos follow. then it’s already time to get to the airport and head back to US

  • 3h
  • B, L


Selected hotels


Places we will visit


Included in the tour


  • French, English, Spanish speaking guide
  • Professionnal Photographer
  •  All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  •  Accommodation in hotels or hammocks

Not included

  • International Flight
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurances
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips


Prices & details


Usd /Person

  • Minimum deposit : 450 Usd
  • 5% discount on your next trip
  • Guaranteed refund on D-15 in case of sanitary emergency


Sign in to your photo tour

I’d be pleased to hear from you, so if you have any questions about this photo tour, and would like to sign in, please send me a message.

Tristan Photographer
Tristan Photographer

What ? How ? When ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course ! Workshops are designed for all categories : from beginner to advanced. So if you are novice in photography I would recommend you a beginner photography workshop which is a very good place to start with.

These photo tours are designed by photographers, for photographers… As experts of the destinations, we have worked hard to select the corners that best reflect the light and moments.. Easy hikes, where the days are punctuated by many spontaneous breaks, the ideal way to connect with the elements that surround us and take the time to frame before pressing the shutter release.

It will mainly depend on the main topic of the day wether the focus is on people, landscape or wildlife. We will live to the rhythm of light and weather phenomena. Always ahead of time, from dusk to dawn, playing with relief, contrasts and shadows…

On landscape assignement a typical day will consist of taking advantage of the lights that are present at sunrise and sunset. Depending on the weather and other factors such as fatigue, we may stay a few hours in hotels to devote ourselves to photo post-processing.

Once you book a photo tour, we’ll give you a road book with detailed information including a packing list.  We’ll advise you on what are the best clothes to bring, what practical accessories you might need, and of course what photography gear we recommend. 

In general, we recommend an SLR camera, a range of lenses, and spare memory cards (or film) and batteries. For landscapes filters and tripods are recommended as well.  It helps to bring a computer with editing software. 

Anyway we’ll give you tailor-made information about the workshop you’re interested in.

Yes sure !. Obviously, there are thieves in every big city in the world, and anything can happen anywhere, but by being a little careful with your things and not being clueless, nothing should happen.


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